Saturday, August 21, 2010

Betty White Wins Guest Actress Primetime Emmy

Betty White has won the Emmy Award on Saturday afternoon for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her hosting turn on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The veteran actress was not on hand to receive her trophy at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards but presenters John Lithgow and Clyde Phillips accepted the prize on her behalf.

In other early results, MAD MEN, THE PACIFIC and MODERN FAMILY won awards for casting, while THE PACIFIC also won two awards for makeup. GREY'S ANATOMY won for Outstanding Makeup For Single-Camera Series.

The show is taking place at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

The Creative Arts Emmys show hands out more than 70 of the close to 100 Emmy Awards voted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Awards given out at the show include honors for casting, art direction, choreography, cinematography, costumes, hairstyling, makeup, editing, lighting, music, sound, visual effects, stunts and technical direction.

Some awards for writing and directing are also handed out, as are the Guest Actor and Guest Actress categories.